So I was in the process of wrapping Mothers day presents for Cindy and one for her mom with the Grand kids Andrew and Allie aka “The wild Ones”and everything is going pretty well. The kids are having fun and enjoying putting together the annual happy mothers day picture for their Mommy and their Mommy’s Mommy (Grandma Celner)
The wild ones
What we try to do is come up with something funny each year and make a picture out of it for the moms. I came up with the idea that we could wrap them up in packing paper, (kind of a off white paper) and the kids could draw something on “their” half of the wrapping paper. It was a good idea and worked out very well for the first wrapped present, that was their moms Mothers day gift.
The problem came with the second wrapping of Grandma’s present when Allie started drawing on Andrew “side” then Andrew drew on Allies side and Allie drew X’s through what Andrew drew on Allies side and Andrew drew X’s on what Allie drew on Andrews side the X’s and on what Allie drew on Allie’s side. Wait! I’m confused! But you get the picture!
The Point being is that the first package looked very good. See
PS Allie is a Lady Bugaholic
The Problem came later when they started running out of “Happy Steam” and started moving into the “Pick on my Sib Mode”. I was looking at the two newly wrapped presents and the pictures on the front of the stuck me as a visual image of what their moms brain might look like when they are fighting. LOL
So I told them “Andrew, Allie see this package here, this is what your mothers brain looks like when you two are getting along. See Andrew’s flowers and the nice sun and pretty clouds. And look at yours Allie! The big sunny skies and cute little lady bug and the sweet little hearts that look soooo cute!
Now look at your Grandma Celner’s present! This is what your Mommy’s brain looks like when you two are not getting along.!”
Andrew could see what I was saying Allie not so much she has not reached the age of reason heck she just barley going into the age of teasing!
Well it was all fun the kids had a blast even when they we acting up and they even felt a little bad looking at Grandma Celner’s package afterwards and comparing it to the early works of art. But hey even Picasso had his moments. We will call the kids first one as their Picasso’s blue period and the last one as Picasso’s cubits period. LOL
Oh by the way would you be interested in seeing the Rockford works of art the the kids came up with? It all started with me noticing that every time Andrew, Allie and I take our “adventure walks” Allie picks dandelions to take home to her mom. So Andrew and I thought “what if they were huge!?” So that is where the 40 pound dandelions idea came from. Andrew is going to need a leaf blower to blow his dandelion seeds! LOL Oh and how would you like to look out your back window and see 4 foot tall dandelions filling up your back yard. MORAL: Stay out of the land “Bigger is Better” and just get that thought out of your mind.
Allie and Andrew in their Blue Period. The Calm before the Storm!